City Views

CityViews 4/9/12: An Adventurous Retirement/”The Scarlet Letter”



Segment 1:

Dr. Carol Masheter was a research chemist, University of Utah professor and epidemiologist. But at age 50, her life turned upside down and she took up high-altitude mountaineering to cope with grief, anger and stress. Since then, she’s climbed all seven of the Seven Summits and is the oldest woman to have done so. On Monday, Masheter joins us to talk about endurance and adventure in life’s second act.


  • Carol Masheter, author of “No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon’s Climb of Everest”





Segment 2:

Few literary works explore the themes of sin, penance and dignity as compellingly as “The Scarlet Letter.” Plan-B Theatre brings Hester Prynne to the stage in this adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel.


  • Jenifer Nii, playwright
  • Cheryl Cluff, director

Plan-B Theatre’s production of “The Scarlet Letter” runs April 12 thru 22 at the Studio Theatre, Rose Wagner, 138 W. 300 S., Salt Lake City. Tickets are $20 and available at 801-355-ARTS or

City Views
City Views was a daily public affairs program that ran on KCPW from 2011 to 2013. It was hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, who later went on launch and host "Behind the Headlines," the weekly news roundup from KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune. The show featured news reports and interviews with policymakers, local newsmakers and
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